I am thinking about installing gutter screens on my gutters. I've read
several conflicting pieces of advice on how to install them on the
side closest to the roof. Is it better to tuck/adhere the side closest
to the roof under the shingles or lay the gutter screen flat on top of
I'd appreciate any advice.
I put mine under the shingles - my thought was that if I put them over them
on top of the shingle they would catch debris at the edge of the screen and
they could lift and defeat the purpose. I used the slightly rounded metal
screens first and then switched to the flat plastic type about a year later
as the slight trough the metal screens had at the rise seemed to hold leaves
and acorns. Also, the plastic screens were way easier to work with.
I believe they are installed under. However I suggest the before you
make that decision, that you check around with neighbors who have situations
like your (same type of trees etc.) and have installed like systems. Many
people find that while the style screens that may work fine in a different
area (different plants) are a real pain when they get them installed, making
cleaning more difficult and not eliminating the need to clean.
On Jun 25, 10:10 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Mine are supposed to be installed under the shingles. But I installed
them over the shingles because the shingles in my house are old and
fragile, and I didn't want to work on them too much. The downside is
that the squirrels jumping on the gutter may cause the gutter to lift
up. Moreover, leaves and debris will still find their way into the
gutter through the gap where the gutter meets the roof (the gap is
there because neither the roof nor the gutter are perfectly straight).
If I had a choice, I would have installed them under the shingles.
By the way, you can spray water through the metal wire mesh screen
type of gutter to clean the gutter because the wire is thin enough
that the water can get through easily. In fact that is how I clean
the gutter in area that the squirrels haven't lifted up the gutter.
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